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Grieving mother takes petition to Downing Street

Sharon Eckert Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The mother of a baby who died while waiting for a heart donor will travel to Downing Street today, November 12, with a petition asking for people to be registered automatically as organ donors.

Sharon Eckert is from South Shields. Her three-year-old daughter Miley died last year. A heart transplant was her only hope of survival.